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Circa 1886 Restaurant

149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
+1 843-853-7828
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Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
17:30 - 21:30 Hours
CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is for sure a gem in downtown Charleston. My husband and I went there last week during “Restaurant week”. The only option available was a 3 course dinner for $45 as part of the event and I will say it was the best...More

1  Thank Irimar F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous hotel with adjoining Circa restaurant. Austin, our waiter, was the most impressive waiter I have ever met! A true master of his craft! Very knowledgeable about the history of the restaurant. A mine of information on wines, and beers, to accompany our meat choices,...More

1  Thank Mary P
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Circa 1886. It is wonderful to read that every aspect of your dinner with us was exceptional. We appreciate your personal mention of our staff and will pass along your compliments. We hope you will join us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had a chance to visit Charleston during Restaurant Week. Our 1st call was to Circa 1886 for reservations. Our dining experience was exceptional and epic for us. Absolutely wonderful food. Thank you Chef Marc Collins and team! Chelsi was our server and provided...More

1  Thank TA677
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this wonderful review of Circa 1886. I am glad to hear you were able to join us during Restaurant Week. Your personal mention of our passionate server, Chelsi, is such a compliment and we will be sure to pass along your appreciation....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had one night on Charleston and wanted to do it right. The restaurant is on the beautiful property of the Wentworth mansion. I was thoroughly impressed with not only the service, but how engaging our waiter Austin was. The presentation of the food was...More

1  Thank Lauren M
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your Circa 1886 experience with us. I am glad that you decided to dine with us on your one night in Charleston. Your personal mention of our staff means so much to us and we will be sure to pass along...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server Emily was absolutely amazing. So knowledgeable and made us feel right at home. She was always there when we needed her the food was perfect. The antelope and duck were mouth-watering. The dessert couldn’t have been any better. Another server Mark was very...More

1  Thank Jonathan S
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing feedback about your dining experience at Circa 1886. Your high compliments of our Antelope and Duck and the personal mention of our staff are so appreciated. Our chefs work very hard to create dishes that will delight and impress, and we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We're locals and we came to dine (again) for restaurant week. Our server Emily was so knowledgeable and professional throughout the entire meal, she was very sweet and made us feel at home. The food is absolutely amazing. I had the duck and my date...More

1  Thank jordanross1
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Circa 1886. It is wonderful to hear that the service you received was notable enough to warrant a personal mention and such kind compliments. Your compliments on Chef Collins’ signature Antelope are so appreciated. I will be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been visiting Charleston for years now and have always insisted on going to Circa, no matter what, ever since my first experience there. The food is delicious, well-thought out and presented beautifully. The service is unmatched in all of Charleston, which is known for...More

1  Thank Margaret H
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a wonderful review of Circa 1886. We are always thrilled to hear when a guest enjoys every aspect of our restaurant, and it appears that was the case with your dining experience. We are glad you were able to join us during Restaurant Week....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gourmet breakfast every morning fo guests of Wentworth Mansion. Gourmet dinners every night with daily specials. Additional little bites from the kitchen with every dinner.More

1  Thank mjses0912
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased to read that your experience at Circa 1886 exceeded your expectations!We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your breakfast as part of your stay at the Wentworth Mansion.We look forward to serving you again! Sincerely, Richard Widman and Chef Marc...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was stellar. Every bit of our meal was delectable. The artichoke starter, the antelope main unmatched. The best dessert I have ever had - banana split ice cream sandwich. We cannot wait to visit again.More

1  Thank mander3310
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing your experience at Circa 1886. Our Chef is known for his antelope dish, and it is always a staple on the menu. We work hard to provide our guest with a flawless experience and it certainly appears that this was executed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had Outstanding service ! Everything on the menu was well described and delicious! We were even given samples to try, also delicious. Beautiful place. I highly recommend this as a must if in Charleston! Would be a great choice for a special occasion.More

2  Thank Leeni2014
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you joined us for dinner at Circa 1886. Our Chef works diligently to create memorable and delicious dishes and we are so glad you enjoyed them. It is an honor to stand out for service and gourmet cuisine. We hope to...More

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abbigailruiz1
27 April 2017|
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Response from OwnerCharmingInns | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We have an outdoor patio that can certainly accommodate dogs. Unfortunately, the patio is not available during inclement weather, so please call ahead to guarantee availability.
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abbigailruiz1
27 April 2017|
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Response from OwnerCharmingInns | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We do not have gluten free entrees on our menu, but we are willing to make substitutions to make certain items on our menu gluten free. Please call us at 843-853-7828 and we will make arrangements... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
    (Smith)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-7828
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Description
Chef Marc Collins draws inspiration from many cuisines around the world to create a menu that is truly unique to the Charleston restaurant scene. Drawing inspiration from historic Southern dishes and always highlighting what is local and in season, Chef Collins puts a healthful, distinctive spin on classic Lowcountry dishes. This means there is less butter and cream than typically seen on Southern menus. Whole grains are incorporated to dishes and ingredients are used at the peak of flavor. The result is satisfying dishes that retain their bright, bold flavors without the large amounts of fat found in many restaurant dishes. From our Plantation Rice Bread Rolls made in house daily, to the selection of local seafood, to Pastry Chef Lovorn’s incredible desserts, each dinner at Circa 1886 celebrates the region we call home. Let our professional, attentive, experienced and knowledgeable staff guide you through the menu and help select a wine that is a perfect pairing for food and budget.
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